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In Tokyo, the Mitsui Fudosan Company tasked I IN Architects with designing a new type of office space for Warp Studio. Rather than conventional desk work, the aim here was to create a type of office space where several different project teams and groups of people could work together concurrently in an environment that feels like a single space.
At the heart of the large open space is a sunken sofa area where workers can spend their office time in a way that suits them best, allowing for choice and relaxation. The feeling of working alone at home and the freedom that comes from that was taken as inspiration in the design of the spaces.
Throughout the office space, soft textures and materials are used for walls, pillars and the kitchen counter. The gentle nature of the overall backdrop and materiality serves to emphasize the boldness of custom-designed desks and sculpturally shaped dining table.
A meeting room, by contrast, offers a much more private, introverted quality. Surrounded by a plastered curved wall, glass is used in combination to create slight colour gradations and a gentle flow of light across the room.
Working with light, shape, materials and careful consideration of the way people spend their time at work, this office indeed takes a new view of office working for the future and one that is particularly timely given today’s global shift towards working from home.